The Scientific Revolution

The Scientific Revolution

An Encyclopedia

Book - 2001
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An encyclopedic collection of key scientists and the tools and concepts they developed that transformed our understanding of the physical world.

* Includes over 200 A-Z entries covering topics ranging from Gregorian reform of the calendar to Thomas Hobbes, navigation, thermometers, and the trial of Galileo

* Provides a chronology of the scientific revolution from the founding of the Casa de la Contratacion, a repository of navigational and cartographic knowledge, in 1503, to the death of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek in 1727

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2001
ISBN: 9780874368758
0874368758
Characteristics: xvii, 387 p. : ill. ; 26 cm

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